Hey there! I'm Ally! :)
If you're new here, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I grew up in St.Brieux, only 20 minutes southwest of Melfort, Sask. I graduated from there in 2015 and started my journey to be an RMT, graduating from PIMT in December 2017!
My husband Lee and I just got married in July 2021 and live together on an acreage just outside of Melfort, with our pup and two kitties!
We love to spend our time camping and being outdoors in the summer, spending time with friends, exploring new places, and always are enjoying the snow in the winter on our sleds and snowboards!
I am quite the anatomy nerd and thrive in a place where I can help my clients to feel their best! Working at Allied with my fantastic team is a like a dream come true and I can't wait to continue helping people to have their best quality of life possible!
Therapeutic & Relaxation Massage:
- Swedish Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Remedial Exercise
- Therapeutic Exercise
Professional Cupping Therapy
Yes, you can get a massage while pregnant. I get that question all the time, It is actually very encouraged!
During a prenatal massage I focus on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the many changes of pregnancy, by enhancing the function of muscles and joints, improving circulation, and relieving mental and physical fatigue and soreness.
Our clinic also has a Pregnancy pillow that allows our client to lay on her belly! Leave a comment when you are booking your appointment if you are pregnant and I will have it ready!
What is Cupping?
It is the use of various plastic or silicone cups to apply suction to the body tissues. It creates stretching while stimulating blood and lymph circulation to the underlying muscles and tissues including fascia.
Cupping will draw out old blood, cellular debris, bacterial wastes and other toxins from areas of injury or stagnation or tightness. It causes vasodilation to allow fresh blood and circulation to the area being cupped, and will bring O2 rich blood to the damaged or atrophied tissues. The increase of O2 rich blood is significant in all forms of tissue repair and healing!
Once the waste is drawn to the surface or skin layer, the body will eliminate the toxins more effectively and rapidly, which is why it is so important to drink water post cupping treatment!
Does it cause marks?
After the cupping treatment, you will be covered in red circles in the area the cup was placed. This is not bad and it is not considered bruising. It is actually a excellent indicator of an area of myofascial disorder, or where there are more problems in the underlying tissues. The redness may take 1 - 6 weeks to disappear, but usually most of the marks will dissipate anywhere between 1 - 10 days.
What are some reasons to get cupping?
- Cupping can be used for just maintenence, sore muscles or fascia, or maybe you’re just curious!
- Improved circulation
- Restricted areas of scar tissue or spasticity
- Trigger points or adhesions
- Inflamed or painful joints
- Increases athletic performance and recovery time after sports events
- Improves appearance of cellulite
- Improves local and generalized metabolism
- Asthma and respiratory conditions
- Helps to soften scar tissue
- Sedates the nervous system through nerve level pathways, helps with relaxation
- Expells dampness, heat, wind and cold in your body and relieves pain syndromes
- Helps digestion and relieves constipation
- Improving lymphatic flow and decreasing edema
- Helps with Chronic or Acute pain
- General Range of Motion
Some things to take note of...
- Cupping can sometimes cause temporary skin itching or soreness after treatment, but it’s only temporary!
- After a Cupping treatment, you should not use aggressive exfoliation or do aggressive exercise for 24 hours
- Do not come for a Cupping treatment if you have a sunburn, when hungry or thirsty, or less than 4 hours after shaving
- After a Cupping treatment you should avoid exposure to extreme cold, wet or windy conditions, or too hot showers, baths, saunas, or hot tubs.
- Make sure to drinks lots of water (try to avoid coffee, alcohol, and sugary drinks) so that you can clear out everything Cupping released!
- Sometimes you may feel fatigued, nauseous, or just drained after the cupping treatment, that is normal!
Send me a message or phone call if you have any other questions about this technique, but keep in mind that each person reacts different to different techniques! Cupping can be a very intense but is a very affective treatment, please let me know if you have any other questions! :)